Took a break from unpackin’ yesterday to spend the afternoon getting some free music & culture downtown. My friend & awesome illustrator JT got us into the Art Institute’s new Modern Wing and it was breathtaking. One of my favorite installations was the work of Cy Twombly, an abstract expressionist painter who has shown all over the world. This particular display of work seems to have a strong atmospheric and floral influence, perfect for a warm sunny day filled with pretty sights & sounds. Highly recommend checking it out; Twombly’s work is up through September 13th.
Oooh! My buddy Will Bryant is blogging for Poppytalk now, showcasing music & student work. He’s got really phenomenal taste, case in point: Nicole Lavelle. She still has one year left at Portland State w/ teach Kate Bingaman-Burt and her book is already amazing. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
I really like the overlapping geometric colors of Charlotte Read’s work! Also, I appreciate the single, uber-simple scrolling page layout of her portfolio site. Definitely puts the focus on the work, you have to really trust your stuff to expect that your audience will scroll all the way to the bottom to learn more. Totally worked on me! FFF.